Education Sec. Cardona reversed a controversial Trump-era rule barring undocumented and international students, including Dreamers, from stimulus aid.
The House is also expected to pass a second bill Thursday that would offer temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of farmworkers.
With Democrats in control of both houses of Congress, activists say they want more than executive action to protect undocumented immigrants.
Google has backed President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to help ‘Dreamers’ settle in the US, pledging $US250,000 to the cause. Biden previously suggested ‘Dreamers’, residents brought to the US illegally as children, should be granted citizenship ‘immediately.’ A host of Big Tech companies previously bashed Donald Trump’s freeze on immigration visas […]
Jean Pierre Barriga, 27, is a DACAmented DE&I professional based in New York City. While sharing the stories of Dreamers is important, Barriga says more attention should be paid to the lesser known DAPA immigration policy, aka the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. Years of lawsuits and injunctions against […]
Top executives at Apple attached their names to an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold DACA. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, provides a legal way for undocumented children brought to the United States to remain in the country In the brief, Apple mentions that it employees […]
The Trump administration unveiled an immigration proposal Thursday that lawmakers from both parties have widely criticised, and fails to include several key immigration issues facing the country. The plan would both impose steeper security measures at the US-Mexico border and give preference to highly educated immigrants with job offers, President […]
Republican lawmakers were reportedly underwhelmed by a White House plan for immigration reform, which was spearheaded by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law. He was unable to answer key questions about the plan, leaving Stephen Miller, a senior White House adviser and immigration hard-liner, to explain the proposal, The Washington […]
The rapper 21 Savage was released on bond from immigration detention on Wednesday, 10 days after he was arrested and placed in deportation proceedings. It’s a rare instance of a high-profile deportation case that has shone a spotlight on the plight of young immigrants brought to the US as children, […]
President Donald Trump said Sunday he doubts Congress will cut a deal on border-wall funding in the next three weeks, signalling that another government shutdown looms. Trump told The Wall Street Journal a second shutdown was “certainly an option,” and his administration hinted on Sunday that Trump may seek the […]
Democrats this weekend roundly rejected President Donald Trump’s offer to extend protections for Dreamers in exchange for funding for his border wall. Potential presidential candidates including Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders accused the president of using Dreamers as bargaining chips and urged him to end the […]
President Donald Trump on Saturday offered Democrats an immigration deal that would exchange his requested $US5.7 billion in border-wall funding with temporary protections for Dreamers and other immigrants. The government has been shut down for 29 days over Trump’s demand for the wall funding, and Congressional Democrats’ refusal to grant […]
President Donald Trump offered protection for so-called Dreamers, who are undocumented immigrants brought to the United States when they were children, as well as other groups of immigrants, in exchange for funding for his border wall in a televised address from the White House on Saturday. Top Democrats have already […]
President Donald Trump held a raucous, freewheeling news conference at the White House on Friday, answering reporters’ questions about the ongoing government shutdown. He confirmed that he told top Democrats the shutdown could go on for months or years. He also told reporters he would consider declaring a “national emergency” […]
The powerful, conservative Koch network intends to push for Dreamers to receive permanent legal status in 2019, TIME reported. “These are people who have already demonstrated their commitment and contribution to this country – and in 2019 our country can do the same for them,” an email said. Offering legal […]
A majority of Americans are opposed to building a wall along the southern border, but are in support of giving “Dreamers” citizenship, according to a new Gallup poll. While 57% disapprove of building a wall across the US-Mexico border, 83% support granting allowing of DACA immigrants to be citizens. The […]
Images of a detention center for immigrant children show the conditions in which nearly 1,500 boys are sheltered in Brownsville, Texas. Murals of presidential quotes could be seen inside, some of which feature quotes in both English and Spanish – including one of President Donald Trump saying, “Sometimes losing a […]